You’re planning a family trip to Northstar. Everyone in your family has different goals and wishes for the trip, but you’d really like to spend some quality time together. We understand, that’s why we provide activities for everyone. Whether it’s on the mountain or in the Village, there are so many ways to have a great time as a family. Here are some of our favorite things to do with our own families at Northstar.
1. Go Ice Skating
The rink at Northstar is a classic winter scene each afternoon and evening. Families, couples and friends circle the ice. Some wobble, some hold hands, and there always seems to be a few very talented skaters honing their craft around the rink. You can people-watch from the cabanas around the fire while roasting s’mores, or rent skates and get out on the ice!
2. Catch a Movie in the Village Cinemas
After a long day on the mountain and a hearty meal, sometimes all you need is a big screen movie, popcorn and a comfy chair next to the people you love most. Luckily there’s a movie theater right in the Village at Northstar. There are usually two movie options that rotate weekly. Showtimes vary, but you can expect a show in the afternoon and at least one in the evening.
3. Get Crafty
The Villager Candle Shop, Pottery Painting & More is a fun way to relax and let the creativity flow. Spend a stormy winter afternoon making candles, painting pottery, creating your own stuffed bear, or making a mosaic. The shop, located next to Chocolate Bar in the Village at Northstar, is warm, rustic and cozy. The light scent of candles fills the room, bringing back memories of your childhood as you create new ones with your own kids.
4. Take a Picture With the Northstar Patrol Dogs
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northstar Ski Patrol is at the top of Mt. Pluto with Ruckus and/or Jack, the Northstar patrol dogs. Meet the dogs (they’re both very friendly), get your picture taken with them, earn the Patrol Paws pin on EpicMix, and have a memory you can share with everyone!
5. Race Each Other on the EpicMix Race Course!
Take advantage of EpicMix Racing to see who the fastest member of your family is! The side-by-side slalom-style courses allow for head-to-head racing and race times are automatically recorded in your EpicMix account. Race against each other until a winner is crowned! Up the ante with friendly bets. Hot chocolate and a massage for the winner perhaps?